2008 - Marie McCarthy
2008 - Marie McCarthy is Professor of Music Education at the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and University College Dublin, Ireland, and received master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Council for Research in Music Education. Prior to her present position, she taught at the University of Maryland from 1990 to 2006. She teaches courses on general music, music cultures in the classroom, and research methods in music education. She has written numerous articles for such publications as the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Research Studies in Music Education. Her publications also include two books, Passing It On: The Transmission of Music in Irish Culture, and Toward a Global Community: A History of the International Society for Music Education, 1953-2003.
McCarthy served as Research Chair of the Maryland Music Educators Association, 1991-2001, was National Chair of the NAfME History Special Research Interest Group, 1998-2000, and is currently Chair of the History Standing Committee of the International Society for Music Education. She serves on the editorial boards of many journals, among them Research Studies in Music Education, Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education, and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. She was Section Editor and contributor to the New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (2002). As Editor of the State-of-the-Arts Series at the University of Maryland, she coordinated the publication of the proceedings of the biennial Charles Fowler Colloquium in Arts Education from 1993 to 2003. With Bruce D. Wilson, she co-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education in honor of Allen P. Britton, and co-edited the proceedings of the sesquicentennial celebration of music in American public education, Music in American Schools, 1838-1988.